There is a new on the Internet for those looking for . Criminals are trying to trick people by using old love letters and language. Conmen can easily buy "scam packs" to help them trick would-be into their scam. The pack is online and only costs a few dollars. It includes love-letter templates, photos, videos and identities. This is all that is needed to pretend to be someone looking for love. The criminals pose as partners and contact people seeking romance on sites. After a period of correspondence, they start asking their for money. They use many different kinds of and reasons why they need money.
The police in London reported 3,900 people being scammed online in 2016. The amount of money they lost was $12,500. The average age of the victims was 59 years old. More women than men were scammed, with 61 per cent of the victims being . A senior police described the damage the scams do to victims. He said: "These crimes destroy lives and the damage often far outweighs the financial loss. He advised people against giving money. He said: "Never give money to people you meet online, no what emotional story the person uses." He added that to be , people should always be on their when communicating with a stranger online.